What’s on: Highlights of the event at Ōtautahi Christchurch
VICKI ANDERSON is bringing a few milestone events to Ōtautahi Christchurch this weekend and beyond.
From designing her own dog breeds to sending out 50,000 Christmas cards, Her Majesty (the real birthday in April) would probably need to stand up. I think we Antipodians can all enjoy a long weekend right now. Hats off royal and all the best to those still cleaning up after the floods.
Fun tip for the kids of the week: Rumpelstiltskin, presented by NZ Playhouse to Little Andromeda. $ 10.
Slowly wave a white-gloved hand in your direction.
Mayhem, a huge electronic dance music event at Canterbury Arena on Sunday, features BOV, State of Mind, Flowidus, Trei, Ben Snow, Terrence and Phillip, Burnzy, Asher, Tonn Piper, Tali, Jabz and MC Crafty.
The masked ball
Making mask-wearing fun again, Lyttelton’s popular venue, the Wunderbar, is the theater of the masked ball – think of the ballroom scene from The labyrinth. It’s Friday from 8 p.m. R18. Dark wave, disco, electronic music courtesy of DJ live.
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Hot Party 21
Dux Central presents its annual festival, Mulled Fest 21, a warmer winter of live music, hot drinks and great food on Saturdays starting at 1 p.m. with Funk City, Co-op and Voxy Duo.
Goin ‘Live with Chabs and Milky
Chabs and Milky are presenting touring shows featuring some of New Zealand’s top musical talent across the country this month and land in Christchurch on Friday night.
James Milne, aka Milky aka Lawrence Arabia, said the idea started two years ago.
“We came up with the basic concept for the show a few years ago after purchasing a few VHS cameras and fell in love with the instant nostalgia they brought to recording a performance,” Milne said.
“James Dansey (aka Chabs) and I started to imagine the idea of doing a live TV show with cable access, kind of like a cross between Later With Jools Holland and Wayne’s World.”
During the first big lockdown last year, planning started in earnest with the first livestreams being hosted at their studio at Eden Terrace.
“It was great, but we could only really accommodate an audience of about five people, and we could only really accommodate groups that were based in Auckland or were on tour,” said Milne.
“As a result, we got the idea to take our idea off the road and schedule a dream lineup, picking out some of our favorite bands from around Aotearoa and being able to host them in their own hometown in front of big enthusiastic crowds to capture the atmosphere of these acts in their element.
Chabs and Milky with The Bats, Ben Woods, Violet French and the Horrible is at Cassels Blue Smoke Friday and Dive in Dunedin Ōtepoti with Night Lunch, Wet, Specimen and Juno Is on Saturdays.
“If you don’t know what’s going on at all, think of it as just a normal gig with a collection of outdated ’80s tech set to capture it. “
Large size market
The Curve Collective presents the Plus Size Market in Tūranga on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A collaboration with The Conscious Club, its kaupapa is accessibility, affordability and a celebration of taller bodies. There are two types of booths: an established business selling clothing or other products run by a tall person, or a booth where anyone can sell their own plus size clothing.
South Drift Matsuri 2021
The 2021 Southern NZ Drift Matsuri Festival takes place at Mike Pero Motorsport Park on Saturday and Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is the first time the New Zealand Drift Motorsport Festival has ventured to the South Island. Expect thousands of people and the smell of burning rubber, fuel fumes, and good tunes to fill the air. Opening of spectator doors from 9:30 am, free for children under 12. Tickets start at $ 21.71.
Celebrating Matariki, Tirama Mai will light up the city center and New Brighton from June 25, culminating with a fireworks display on July 10.
Continuum, an exhibition by Askew One @askewone aka Elliot O’Donnell and Jasmine Gonzalez will launch at Fiksate Studio and Gallery on Friday from 5pm. Askew One has painted large-scale murals around the world, including two in Christchurch and a third currently underway in Ara.
At the market
The Prebbleton Community Market is held Sundays from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 5 Blakes Rd, Prebbleton. Nice grounds, stalls and food.
The Lincoln Farmers and Handicrafts Market is held Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the green next to the Lincoln Library.
A vintage market is at Averbury House on Sundays from 10am.
As part of KidsFest, WORD Christchurch will present the co-creator of the popular Tree house stories, Andy Griffiths, beaming to the Melbourne venue on July 17th. This will sell out quickly so grab your ticket now.
Small theater of Andromeda
Toast is a physical theater performance by Zen Zen Zo that explores our festive and problematic relationship with food and bodies. It’s in Little Andromeda at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Rumpelstiltskin, presented by NZ Playhouse, through July 24. $ 10.
Christchurch has talent
The Deaf Society of Canterbury is hosting Christchurch Got Talent on Friday, doors open from 7pm, show starts at 7.30pm.
Grammy-winning opera superstar Jonathan Lemalu is at Piano Friday. Tickets $ 59.20 to $ 90.08.
The Good Times Comedy Club’s open mic night takes place on Wednesdays.
Thy Kingdom Comedy at A Rolling Stone on Tuesday. Release.
Guy Williams presents New Zealand Today Live! at the Aurora Center on Friday from 7:30 p.m.
Presented by the Atamira Dance Company, Te wheke at Christchurch City Hall on June 24 features eight dancers and eight tuākana and tēina practitioners, exploring the multiple dimensions of human experience, symbolized by the eight tentacles of the mighty Te wheke in this new work of contemporary dance.
In the meantime, take the time to look at another great example of this art form – the recently released digital performance by Companykāreka Dance Company of Mana Wahine, who has traveled the world since its debut in 2016.
Friday: Bats, Ben Woods, Violet French and the horrible in Cassels Blue Smoke; Benny L and Inja at Hide; EP release Somebody Do Something at XCHC; Eat my shorts at bar 12; Mat Hoods at Evil Genius; Sam White Trio with gin gin; Tuesday in the arvo with RDU98.5FM from 4 p.m. at the Foundry; Kind of Green 2, featuring Toronja, Rosetown and more at Space Academy.
Saturday: Notion Touring introduces Loods (Aust) to Hide; Call Me Maybe, evening of the 2000s and 2010s at Engineers; After Forever, a tribute to Black Sabbath, at The Embankment Tavern; Peng 7 with Sonvanger, Joat, Midnight Dubs, Itan and Altered State at XCHC; Latin evening at the Tapas and Bar in Castro; Laura and Simon with gin gin; Keeltys, sneaky Caribbean monk seals, Kenring at 12 bars; Urge Christchurch to A Rolling Stone; Valere ‘Chroma’ Tour with Mary at Space Academy $ 20.
Sunday: Friendly ‘Lifetime’ Dolphin Tour in Hide; Chaos at Canterbury Arena; Sunday sessions at Evil Genius; Kill him baby at Fat Eddie’s.
Wednesday: Mini spaced sessions at Grater Goods; Matt Joe Gow’s visit to A Rolling Stone in New Zealand, $ 10.
Thursday: Jazz club by the river; First event of the three days Now! Here! This! festival presented by the Audio Foundation at the Space Academy.
To come up : Devilskin and Kora at Christchurch Town Hall on June 26; Ladyhawke Time Flies tour, October 15 at Christchurch Town Hall, tickets on sale Friday; Louis Baker Love Levitates on tour at the James Hay Theater, July 9; Drax Project and Mitch James at Christchurch Town Hall on July 3.